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The Morning Roundup: Batman Spoiler, Trek Footage Reviewed, Depp as Mad Hatter?

Written by: Big Ross, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageThis morning we have news of Nutty Professor 3 (no!), Batman R.I.P. spoilers (gasp!), a review of footage from Star Trek (yay!), and more!

Am I the only one who remembers talk of Eddie Murphy retiring?  If it meant an end to movies like Meet Dave and Norbit, then it seems like a wonderful idea.  Now we have news that a third Nutty Professor film is being planned , and Murphy's involvement is "contingent on the writer, director and other elements."  Because, you know, quality is of the utmost importance.

Huh, Eric Bana loves his car – a 1974 Ford Falcon Coupe – so much that he directed and starred in a documentary about it called Love the Beast.  Click HERE to view the trailer.

Here's a pic that's been circling the web, purported to be a glimpse at Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's upcoming take on Alice in Wonderland.  I should point out that there has been no official word on whether this is legitimate or not, but here ya go!


Here's a new poster for The Wrestler!


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If you want to totally spoil the ending to Batman R.I.P. read below (note, I've put it in Inviso-Text; highlight the area below to read:

Batman #681, due Nov. 26, wraps up writer Grant Morrison's Batman R.I.P. story line, in which the crimefighter is so shaken by a secret from his past that a new Batman must be found.  Bruce Wayne/Batman is not getting killed off in the vein of Superman, simply retiring.  What does this mean for the Caped Crusader?  One interesting theory being put forth by Obsessed with Film is the following: "One rumor I’ve heard from people who know so much more about comics than I do, is that the whole idea for this Batman R.I.P storyline, is so they can give the Batman character a complete new reboot…because of the work of Christopher Nolan and his billion dollar live action franchise bringing an added interest not just to the character but comics in general, we have been hearing since BATMAN BEGINS that DC were tempted to start again from that very first night in Bruce’s childhood and re-do issue No. 1. but in the fully realistic environment which Nolan has mapped out."

If you've read the above spoiler, what do you think?  Sound off in the forums!

Wow, they're moving fast.  Twilight screenplay scribe Melissa Rosenberg has been contracted to adapt the next two books in Stephanie Meyer's hit series, New Moon and Eclipse.

Hey Gamers!  Is there a new Superman video game in the works worth getting excited over?

Ooh, IESB got to view 30 minutes of J.J. Abram's Star Trek, and you can read their reaction HERE .

Speaking of Star Trek, have you wanted to take a longer, closer look at the new design for the Enterprise?  Here ya go!


Hey Star Wars fans!  Are there any of you still out there?  Well if you thought Star Wars: The Clone Wars (the CGI series on Cartoon Network) couldn't get any worse, George Lucas has stepped up to the plate and once again knocked it out of the park as far as crushing the fond memories of Star Wars from your youth.

Here's the trailer for Disney's Race to Witch Mountain: